T&T Quality Electronics Inc.

Contract Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management

Box Build

T&T is an ISO9001 & AS9100 certified and ITAR registered contract manufacturer that provides fully integrated box build (system build) assembly services including enclosure fabrication, high precision machining, circuit board assembly, wire/cable assembly, and electromechanical assembly. We can also accommodate installation of subassemblies, hardware, connectors/switches, routing of cabling, wire harnesses, and fiber optics.  Box build programs are product centric, utilizing lean manufacturing principles to establish a cost effective assembly process while ensuring your unique manufacturing requirements for your product will not be compromised.  

Whether you’re seeking assistance with a specific sub-assembly or desire a solution that encompasses a complete box build solution, we’ll work closely with your staff to ensure smooth integration with your internal manufacturing capabilities. We can support requirements from small mechanical assemblies, to over-sized rack or cabinet assemblies, to break-out boxes or backplanes, to complex circuit board assembly, or to a complete system build with an integrated supply chain and inventory solution. We also specialize in mechatronics based systems that integrate moving mechanical parts with electronic controls, precision interlocks, wiring, brackets and fitments, chassis containing PCBs, and precision machined metal parts containing sophisticated electronics.

Box build programs can be established around your specific needs and include all or specific
aspects of:

Prototyping/NPI Prototyping and NPI support, allowing for seamless integration into an overall manufacturing solution. For customers requiring quick-turn prototype assembly, we can accommodate a 24-hour turnaround upon acquisition of all material.

Program design – Product assembly concept, lean process analysis, traceability, product testing and incoming/outgoing inspection, tooling acquisition.

Material management/Supply chain solution – Component acquisition, preassembled parts build up, cost analysis and reduction strategies, lead-time assessment & management, inventory bonding, kitting, vendor managed inventory programs, Kan Ban, Min/Max, JIT finished goods inventory solutions, local and global solutions.

Circuit board assembly – Rigid, flexible, and flex-rigid circuit boards. Single sided, double side, surface mount, through hole, mixed technology containing surface mount and through hole components on the same board.

Electromechanical assembly – Bench top, floor static and rotating assembly, sub-assembly integration, interlocks & fasteners, wire routing, mechatronics systems.

Fabrication – Loose parts, enclosures, forming, rolling, cutting, binding, fastening, crimped seam, welding, loose parts final assembly.

High precision machining – CNC lathe, milling, and cutting. Loose parts, shaping, turning, drilling, planning, boring, broaching, loose parts final assembly.

Wire and cable assembly – Harnessing, bundling, routing, hand-soldering, termination, overmolding, integration into sub-assemblies.

Testing/Inspection – Functional, in-circuit, solder joint, optical, continuity, specialized testing requirements.

Finishing – Plating, powder coating, painting, silk screening, custom colors, decals.

Labeling and serializing – Component level, board level, wire/cable, chassis, enclosure.

Programming – Electronic component programming.

Circuit Board Assembly

Whether you have small quantity or prototyping requirements, or have production volume requirements, we can assist you throughout the production process.  Our capabilities include surface mount, through hole and mixed technology circuit board assemblies (that utilize both surface mount and through hole components) as well as single or double sided component placement, high component density boards, and flex circuit boards.  We also specialize in complex hand-solder applications that require intricate component placement, wiring, or elctromechanical integration.

For customers requiring quick-turn prototype assembly, we can accommodate a 24-hour turnaround upon acquisition of all material. We can also further assist you with gearing up for production by establishing an assembly process based on lean manufacturing principles, material cost & lead-time analysis, material lifecycle analysis, and an integrated supply chain program utilizing a Min/Max, Kan Ban, Just-in-time, or consignment solution.

Surface Mount

T&T provides complete surface mount assembly services (per J-STD-001, IPC-A-610 II or III) and can accommodate double-sided board component placement, fine pitch placement and all component packages.  Our services include assembly of mixed technology boards containing both surface mount and through hole components or assemblies requiring intricate hand-soldering. We also offer prototyping programs that include quick turnaround, trouble-shooting, manufacturing engineering, and establishing a manufacturing solution for your product. We closely monitor our manufacturing environment for variables such as temperature and humidity to minimize the impact of environmental factors as well as have an active FOD prevention program. We also implement comprehensive ESD standards to protect components from electrostatic discharge.  We can accommodate:

Circuit Board Types:

Rigid, flex, and flex-rigid combination
Single and double-sided component placement
Up to 20"x18" (508mm x 457.2mm)
High-density large panel assembly
Custom board sizes, shapes, and materials 

Component Packages:

BGA (ceramic, metal, plastic)
Micro-BGA
0201 chip placement
SOIC
PLCC
QFP
CSP  

Placement and specialized capabilities:

Flip chip
Direct chip attach and chip on board (COB)
BGA (double sided BGA, mirror BGA, FPBGA, HBGA,)
Chip scale package (CSP) assembly
Wafer scale CSP (WLCSP) assembly
Component programming
Optoelectronics assembly
Fiber splicing

Through Hole

For customers requiring through-hole assembly services, we have a dedicated team available to assist you with low to higher volume assemblies (per J-STD-001, IPC-A-610 II or III), utilizing manual component insertion or automated insertion equipment for axial, radial, dip, and quad leaded components. Our team is specially trained to handle, form, cut, and insert components per your requirements.  We can assist you with assemblies requiring intricate hand soldering of components, wires, or hardware, as well as selective lead soldering or requirements for strong mechanical bonds. We also specialize in high density, mixed technology, or double-sided boards.

T&T also offers prototyping programs that include quick turnaround, trouble-shooting, manufacturing engineering, and establishing a manufacturing solution for your product. We closely monitor our manufacturing environment for variables such as temperature and humidity to minimize the impact of environmental factors as well as have an active FOD prevention program. We also implement comprehensive ESD standards to protect components from electrostatic discharge.

Rigid, flex, and flex-rigid combination

Single and double-sided component placement

Mixed technology insertion (surface mount and through hole)

Manual electromechanical and mechatronic assembly

Intricate hand solder assemblies

Up to 20"x18" (508mm x 457.2mm)

High-density large panel assembly

Custom board sizes, shapes, and materials

Component programming

Electro-Mechanical Assembly

T&T has a full range of electro-mechanical assembly capabilities utilizing bench top, floor static and rotating assembly processes.  Our full services solutions include process definition, material procurement, tooling/fixtures, sub-assembly fabrication, machining, electronics & cabling integration, and testing.  We also specialize in mechatronics based systems integrating moving mechanical parts with electronic controls, precision interlocks, wiring, brackets and fitments, chassis containing PCBs, and precision machined metal parts containing sophisticated electronics. Assemblies are bench tested to ensure proper operation per customer’s requirements. With complete fabrication, machining, cable assembly, circuit board assembly, and box build capabilities in-house, we can develop an assembly process around your product requirements and manage the procurement of materials to ensure a consistent, cost effective, high quality assembly program.

High precision machining and/or fabrication of hardware parts

Hardware coating, plating, or silk screening

Assembly of hardware, switches and connectors

Routing and fastening cables and wiring

Soldering of electrical components and wiring

Positioning and fastening units to assemblies and subassemblies

Mounting sub-assemblies to enclosures, cabinets, racks or chassis

Attaching identification plates or adhere labels

Greasing or lubricating moving mechanical parts

Testing for mechanical reliability

Inspection and test of completed units

Fabrication

T&T provides comprehensive fabrication services for building, forming and joining metal parts or structures.  Our capabilities include cutting, shearing, punching, forming, bending, fastening, welding (per AWS B2.1), plating (per MIL-C-5541), painting (per MIL-STD-595B), and silk screening as well as design & engineering and prototype & production.  With closely integrated fabrication and machining capabilities, we can assist customers with a wide range of applications from precision sheet metal to heavy plate to projects requiring everything from standard metals such as steel, stainless steel, copper, and aluminum to exotic metals.  Our prototyping services also include quick turn around on prototyping of precision sheet metal, machined prototypes, and custom metal fabrication.

Fabrication:

Cutting, chiseling, drilling
Forming, rolling, bending
Binding, fastening, crimped seam
Welding
Loose parts assembling


Materials:

Aluminum,
Stainless steel
Carbon steels
Copper
Brass
Other non ferrous alloys
Plastics and resins

High Precision Machining

Closely integrated with our fabrication capabilities, T&T provides comprehensive high precision machining services utilizing state of the art CNC lathe, milling, and cutting machines. Our multi-axis machining capabilities include milling, turning, drilling, shearing, punching, plating (per MIL-C-5541), painting (per MIL-STD-595B), and silk screening as well as design & engineering and prototype & production.  We can assist customers with a wide range of applications from precision sheet metal to heavy plate to projects requiring everything from standard metals such as steel, stainless steel, copper, and aluminum to exotic metals.  Our prototyping services also include quick turn around on prototyping of precision sheet metal, machined prototypes, and custom metal fabrication.  We can also support requirements for punching, casting, or molding.

Lathe, Milling, Cutting:

Turning
Drilling
Shaping
Planing
Boring
Broaching

Materials:

Aluminum
Stainless steel
Carbon steels
Copper
Brass
Other non ferrous alloys
Resin and plastics

Wire/Cable Assembly

From simple wire stripping, twisted and tinned end-to-end to large complex bundles of labeled wires and cables, laced and terminated on connectors, T&T offers a full range of wire/cable assembly services (per M227501, M27500, MIL-DTL-38999). Capabilities include automated measuring, cutting, stripping, terminating, hot-stamping, and overmolding as well as intricate manual preparation, routing, termination and soldering.  Our experienced staff has also been specially trained to check for defective or miss-wired cables, and test for contact isolation, resistance thresholds, and continuity.  We also specialize in wiring and cable routing within complex mechatronics based systems that integrate moving mechanical parts with electronic controls, precision interlocks, wiring, brackets and fitments, chassis containing PCBs, and precision machined metal parts containing sophisticated electronics.

Categories:

Wire harness assembly
Coaxial cable assembly
RF coaxial cable assembly
Molded cable assembly
IDC ribbon cable assembly
Flat flex assembly
Fiber optic assembly

Specialty & Industry Specific Assemblies:

Automotive
Defense & Aerospace
Industrial
Medical
RF/Telecom/Data Com
Test & Measurement

Supply Chain Management

Integral to any successful manufacturing program is an integrated inventory and supply chain management solution.  Over 90% of the programs we manage for customers involve this component, which is critical to on-time delivery, cost containment, lead-time management, and quality assurance.  Our customers benefit from Kan Ban, Min/Max, or JIT solutions integrated with programs we implement with our suppliers.  These solutions ensure a consistent and dependable flow of your products to your doorstep, minimizing the factors that cause volatility in a manufacturing environment.  Over the years, our customers have come to depend on us for maintaining finished goods inventory, delivering JIT, utilizing and sharing forecast & lead-time data, preventing lost revenue due to late deliveries, and managing material costs and lead-time fluctuations.  Solutions we offer include finished goods inventory programs, vendor manage inventory programs, and integrated local & global manufacturing programs.

Integrated Local and Global Manufacturing (LGM) Programs

LGM programs are an efficient and cost effective solution to mitigating the volatility of manufacturing overseas, while benefitting from the cost structure overseas manufacturing offers. LGMs capture the benefits of both a local and global solution with very little downside. In a LGM program, a small predetermined portion of a project is manufactured locally.  This quantity is typically based on a customer’s short-term requirements, safety stock levels, or lead-time volatility. Having this portion manufactured locally ensures on-time delivery to the customer and prevents lost revenue due to delays.  The balance of the project is manufactured overseas offering a low cost advantage.  Given that a small portion of the project is manufactured locally while the majority is manufactured overseas, this combined solution offers an average unit cost that is minimally higher than the overseas cost basis, while significantly lower than the cost of local manufacturing.  T&T’s manufacturing capabilities encompass both local manufacturing capability and overseas solutions with well integrated program management, production planning, testing, and inspection.   We are well integrated with our manufacturing partners and invest in their capacity expansion as needed to ensure all our LGM programs are prioritized and well managed.

Finished Goods Inventory Programs

This solution involves a percentage of finished goods held on-hand (as agreed upon with the customer), enabling the customer to simply issue a purchase order release for a desired quantity without having to deal with lead-time volatility.  These programs are streamlined and efficient, often times simply requiring a blanket purchase order and a Kan Ban, Min/Max, or related mechanism.  For customers desiring automated releases, we can integrate automated releases from a customer’s MRP, at a given release interval and quantity.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Programs

VMI’s involve implementing an inventory program with our suppliers, where components or raw materials will be held in “reserve” on T&T’s behalf at a negotiated cost & quantity.  As material is needed, a purchase order is issued and a quantity is shipped from the reserved inventory. These programs are an effective solution for ensuring that material acquisition and lead-times are consistently managed through the supply chain.  Typically, VMI’s include bonded inventory, consigned inventory, or a kitting solution.  We highly prioritize our relationship with our vendors ensuring their flexibility and continued commitment to programs we put in place on our customers’ behalf.